RUSH: I want you to hear this answer again from John Roberts, this 44-second answer in which he just totally nails the left’s entire view of the purpose of the Supreme Court. The question came from Senator Dick “Turban” of Illinois. He said, “I said at the outset that I thought one of the real measures as to whether or not you would be on the Supreme Court goes back to a point Senator Simon had made: ‘Would you restrict freedom in America or would you expand it?’ When you are defending gays and lesbians who are being restricted in their rights for the Colorado amendment you were trying, from my point of view, to expand freedom in America. That to me is a positive thing. That’s my personal philosophy and point of view. But then when you say, ‘If the state would have walked in the door first to restrict freedoms, I would have taken them as a client, too,’ I wonder, where are you? Beyond loyalty to the process of law, how do you view this law when it comes to expanding our personal freedoms? Is it important enough for you to say, ‘In some instances I will not lose any skills as a lawyer because I don’t believe that that is a cause that’s consistent with my values and beliefs?’ That’s what I’ve been asking, sir.”
ROBERTS: I had someone ask me in this process, I don’t remember who it was, but somebody asked me, you know, “Are you going to be on the side of the little guy,” and you obviously want to give an immediate answer, but as you reflect on it, if the Constitution says that the little guy should win, the little guy is going to win in court before me. But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well, then the big guy is going to win because my obligation is to the Constitution. That’s the oath. The oath that a judge takes is not that “I’ll look out for particular interests; I’ll be on the side of particular interests.” The oath is to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States, and that’s what I would do.
RUSH: Slam-dunk! In 44 seconds, John Roberts dismantled the left’s entire belief in the structure and purpose of the US Supreme Court. In 44 seconds — and I play this again to tell you, that’s why all these quota concerns on the Supreme Court are irrelevant to me. There is no quota when this comes to justice. There’s no quota that says, “Big guys don’t get a fair chance at it just because they’re big guys and they have other advantages,” and there’s no quota that says, “The little guys doesn’t get as much justice as possible because he don’t have the money or doesn’t have access.” By it same token there’s nothing that says, “The little guy gets more justice than the big guy simply because he’s a little guy,” which is what the left wants. The left wants to punish achievement everywhere they can find it in this country, because the structure of this country they believe to be fundamentally flawed, i.e., capitalism. They think it’s inherently unjust that it picks winners and losers, and so we always have to stand up for the losers because the winners already have all power — and so they look at the court as a way to structure more power for the losers but it’s actually more insidious and diabolical than that.
As I say, the real reason the left wants the courts is because they can’t win legislatively. But if they can get a number of their judges on the court that will decide that the law is basically liberal and institutionalize that, and then make it irrelevant whether liberalism wins or loses at the ballot box because it will not matter, then that’s a problem. That takes me back to why people on the right are so concerned with this. It’s one of the reasons that for 20 and 30 years and longer conservatives have been sweating and slaving and working in the basements and behind the scenes to try to get people to the polls in an informed basis to actually win elections so as to, according to our Constitution, reshape the US Supreme Court, ergo we now come to a nominee about whom we don’t know anything, and so there’s a (groan). “Oh….” Twenty, 30 years is a long time to work for something, and to get there and to finally get where you’ve always wanted to be and then to have a pick for the Supreme Court that remains a question mark is sufficient reason to have the wind cut right out of your sails, which is where a lot of people are today.